December 15, 1932 – April 11, 2019
Joy Jackson passed away April 11, 2019 at the age of 86.
She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Brockton High School. Later she went on to college and earned a degree in Radiology. She worked as an X-Ray Technician at Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Joy loved animals, and the great State of Rhode Island, where she lived briefly.
She is pre-deceased by her mother, Doris Isabel Gardner; father, Francis Chase Gardner; former husband, Francis Kirk; sister-in-law, Ann Kirk; brothers-in-law James Kirk and Allan Giovannini; and nephew, Ted Giovannini.
She is survived by her daughter: Suzanne Zada; and grandson, Saab William Zada. Her son: Edward Francis Kirk, daughter-in-law, Carrie Lopato Kirk; and granddaughters: Alex, and Christine Kirk; grandson: Jake Kirk. Great-grandson: Oliver Hart; and Joy's sister, Noni Giovannini of Cocoa Beach, Florida; and her niece Debra (DJ) Giovannini of Melbourne Beach, Florida also survive.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will take place at a future date in the State of Rhode Island.